Nothing could be more true around the Christmas holidays than those words. For many, the holidays are a happy and joyous time, for others, not so much. The key to experiencing all that God desires to bless us with during this time is PREPARATION. All of us have a pretty good idea how the holiday is going to go because we’ve have a history from previous years to draw on. That being said, it’s amazing how many people don’t ever look back over past Christmases and take note of what they did that made a difference and resolve not to repeat past mistakes, expectations and disappointments.
God, himself, prepared for thousands of years ahead of time before sending his Son,
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. Galatians 4:4-5
Maybe if we take our cues from our Heavenly Father, and prepare our hearts, spirits and minds (expectations) this year, we’ll discover God has so much more in store for us than just another hectic holiday that leaves us entering another New Year gasping for breath and needing more vacation time.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather PREPARE than find myself in need of REPAIR this Christmas!